July 17, 2019
Things look pretty darn good. The S&P 500 has broken the 3000 level for the first time ever and is within a whisker of its all-time high. The index is up over 9% since the beginning of June and 20% so far in 2019.
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Early Tuesday morning Biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie (ABBV) announced plans to acquire Ireland-based Allergan plc (AGN) for $63 billion. The market hates the deal and AbbVie stock plummeted over 16% on the day. Let’s take a look at the deal and see what’s going on.